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Collaborate to build civilization in a simulated ecosystem, creating laws to make group decisions.
Collaborate to build civilization in a simulated ecosystem, creating laws to make group decisions.
Collaborate to build civilization in a simulated ecosystem, creating laws to make group decisions.
4,583 backers pledged $202,760 to help bring this project to life.

Eco Alpha 5 Released. New climate change model and lots more.

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We’ve left Alpha 5 in the oven a bit longer to get it more polished, and today it’s ready to be released! Check it out at strangeloopgames.com/eco, where you can pick up the alpha version and give it a try. 

New in Alpha 5: 

New climate and ecosystem model, tracking ground and air pollution, global temperature from CO2 released, sea levels rising, deforestation impacts, biomes that change, dynamic irrigation, and much more. 

 

 

 

 

 

Avatar creation and customization, with clothing as a new item type.
Avatar creation and customization, with clothing as a new item type.

 

Added turkeys, bison, and foxes to the ecosystems.
Added turkeys, bison, and foxes to the ecosystems.

 

 

New web browser map visualization; Can view most aspects of the world, such as populations of various species and pollution levels as they change over time. View animations of global temperature rising, or any statistic changing. Use it to propose arguments in the law system. 

Power system, both burning fuel for campfires or generating electricity from a generator and power grid.
Power system, both burning fuel for campfires or generating electricity from a generator and power grid.

 

 

Significant tech-tree work: new skills and crafting items.
Significant tech-tree work: new skills and crafting items.

 

Tons of polish, bug fixes, and other small features.
Tons of polish, bug fixes, and other small features.

We’re cruising along towards beta, and then the Steam release after that (after which all purchasers will get a free Steam key). 

We now have a public discord for chatting about Eco and its development. You can join the Eco discord here: https://discord.gg/ge3JDp2. You can also join us in the forums here. 

Thanks to everyone who has supported us, been amazing seeing the community grow and getting tons of great feedback. Keep it coming, and feel free to email us directly. You can also follow us on Facebook where we will be posting daily updates from the team here. 

Onwards to Beta! 

-John K 

 john@strangeloopgames.com

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Comments

    1. Marc Muller
      Superbacker
      on December 15

      Also can't wait to play this game...as long I can play it on my Mac...
      I've pledged about 9 games, and only 4 of them did the conversion to apple as they told...
      So I hope this game will be one of those, who keeps it's word...crossing fingers!

    2. Bret Gillan on December 13

      Can't wait to check it out. Waiting on my account confirmation email!